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Top Five Ways to Set Up Your Law Firm’s Culture for Success

Ask a general manager of a sports franchise about building a culture and his or her eyes may light up before declaring that culture is the key to winning. Ask the principal in a small to mid-sized law firm the same question, and you may receive a blank stare. However, culture at a law firm—or […]

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Office 365 Business Premium: All the Extras Worth Checking Out

Office 365 Business Premium packs a mighty punch. Just getting it for the email alone is worth it. Then you’ve got the obvious Microsoft Office suite of apps, both local and cloud versions, along with the suite of mobile apps for your tablets and mobile devices. However, that’s not all Microsoft includes with the Premium […]

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Five Ways to be a Happier Lawyer

You went to school for three extra years and racked up over 100k in student loan debt to become a lawyer. So why aren’t you happy? According to a recent poll, 52% of practicing lawyers describe themselves as unsatisfied. Lawyers also have the highest risk of depression and suicide out of all professions.  Luckily, there […]

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VPN: Why You Need it on All Your Devices

As a lawyer, one of your most pressing needs is keeping your clients’ information safe and sound. However, in today’s world, we seem to hear about hacking and data theft almost every day. So what can you do? The answer is a VPN, a virtual private network. It provides you with a secure connection via […]

Top Five Reasons You Should Play Nice with Opposing Counsel

The field of law isn’t known for participation trophies or warm hugs, but there are some good reasons why you should make an extra effort to practice kindness in a profession where adversarialism is the name of the game. Here are five reasons why you should be nice to opposing counsel:   Being rude is against the […]

One Word on Why Office 365 is So Great for Law Firms : Email

I know it’s a broad statement, but every attorney should be using Microsoft Office 365 just for the email alone. Office 365 Business Premium makes it extremely easy to get setup with professional-grade email services. They provide high reliability, 50GB of email storage, and you can send attachments up to 150MB. You get access to Outlook […]

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Forget the Excuses: 5 Ways Lawyers Can Fit in Exercise

Exercise is important for everyone, but it might be particularly crucial for lawyers. Lawyers are almost four times more likely to suffer from depression than the general population.  Also, the profession tends to have higher suicide rates, while drug and alcohol abuse is rampant. In other words, if there ever were an occupation that should require […]

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Are Your Interview Questions Setting You Up for a Lawsuit?

The day has come when you realize you have too much work to handle, and you need to hire a new bright-eyed associate to help with that heavy workload. You’re a lawyer, so you think you know what is appropriate and not appropriate to ask in an interview. However, some questions that might seem ok […]